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Al and Franni Franken wave to supporters outside their Minneapolis townhouse Tuesday after he spoke to reporters about becoming Minnesota's new U.S. senator. Photo by Don Davis, St. Paul Capitol Bureau.

Franken wins longest election

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - Nearly 3 million Minnesotans voted for a U.S. Senate candidate eight months ago, but in the end only five votes counted, those state Supreme Court justices who Tuesday decided Al Franken will be the state's second U.S. senator.


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